Christopher Cahill - Student at Dublin Institute of Technology

Waiter at Cafe Z

Nationality

Irish

Work category

Business

Education

Bachelor/Degree

Christopher Cahill's Professional Experience

2010 - 2010

Cafe Z - Waiter

•Worked last summer as a bar man and waiter in a cafe bar in the centre of Montpellier.
•Served, made drinks and interacted with different nationalities every day mostly through French.
•Manned the bar myself.
•Attracted customers to the bar and sold high numbers of cocktails.

Key Skills
bar man tourism Waiter
2010 - 2010

Scully Media - Promoter

•Promoted Xbox’s new product the Kinect in a purpose built store on Grafton Street.
•Demonstrated the new product (which included jumping, running and throwing invisible javelins).
•Informed customers of the price and mechanism of the product.
•Asked customers to sign on to a pre-order sheet

Key Skills
Marketing promoter
2009 - 2009

Brand Army - Promoter

•Worked sporadically with Brand Army throughout the summer.
•Approached consumers on branded Segways and let them know about the promotion and hand them information on the promotion at the time.

Key Skills
2009 - 2009

Omnipay - Credit Sales Assistant

•During the summer of 2009 I worked for Omnipay.
•Duties involved being contacted by customers via credit card companies and ensuring they were reimbursed for any unfair charges.

Key Skills
2008 - 2009

Nokia - Brand Ambassador

•Daily duties included interaction with the DIT student body by collecting the contact details of 20 students a day, opening them an Ovi account and enter them into a free competition, also had to add 20 Facebook friends a week to the NokiaDIT account.
•Organised many evens throughout the year which promoted Nokia on campus through clubs, societies and social events which Nokia wished to be associated with.
•Communication with the student body through a combination of online promotion, text promotion, and on campus promotions.
•Constantly promoting and marketing Nokia to the student body of DIT increasing traffic to their websites, online stores and blogs..

Key Skills
Brand Event Management Marketing photography Promotions
2008 - 2008

AXA - AXA Plus Team

•Worked in the Customer Reward sector of AXA called AXA Plus during the summer of 2006 and 2008. This sector was aimed at improving consumer retention by ways of reward.
•Responsible for finding new companies such as hotels and spas and persuading them to join the reward scheme (which entitled our customers to discounted breaks etc.) and integrate them into the reward program.
•Dealt directly with customers If they were experiencing any difficulties with their rewards and then contact the third party company on their behalf.

Key Skills
Customer Reward insurance Marketing
2008 - 2008

Ipsos MRBI - Market Researcher

•Worked in Ipsos MRBI part time during my second year of College.
•Ringing people at random and ask them to partake in a survey which took approximately 15 minutes.
•Required people and persuasion skills as difficult questions such as income were required to be asked.
•This information was then used for market analysis particularly in the telecommunications industry.

Key Skills
call centre Marketing Telecommunications
2007 - 2008

Rafferty's Pharmacy - Sales Assistant

•Worked here part time during my first year of College.
•Worked as part of a team on all different sides of the pharmacy from the camera section and the Perfumery to OTC sales.
•Selling multiple products, knowing how to sell each product differently from an SLR Camera to perfume.
•Dealt with wide rage of demographics from the pensioners during the day time to young professionals in the evening, learning how to approach each customer differently.

Key Skills
OTC Pharmacy sales
2005 - 2007

AIG - Consumer Retention

•Worked in Chartis during the summer of 2005 and 2007 for 12 weeks in total.
•Main duties were inputing consumer information.
•Answering consumer queries and general administration.

Key Skills
Administration General administration insurance sales
2006 - 2006

AXA - AXA Plus Team

•Worked in the Customer Reward sector of AXA called AXA Plus during the summer of 2006 and 2008. This sector was aimed at improving consumer retention by ways of reward.
•Responsible for finding new companies such as hotels and spas and persuading them to join the reward scheme (which entitled our customers to discounted breaks etc.) and integrate them into the reward program.
•Dealt directly with customers If they were experiencing any difficulties with their rewards and then contact the third party company on their behalf.

Key Skills
insurance Marketing sales
2004 - 2004

National Planning Centre - Work Experience

•Agency responsible for the town planning of many areas in Ireland.
•Responsible for ordering materials and dealing with suppliers.
•Learned how to produce industry-level CAD documents.

Key Skills
CAD Planning
2004 - 2004

WHPR - Work Experience

•Worked on the Dove campaign 'for real beauty'.
•Responsible for contacting the national press persuading them to include advertorials.
•Involved with the on ground promotion of the new dove campaign which was extremely successful.

Key Skills

Christopher Cahill's Education and Qualifications

2011

Bachelor/Degree - Business and Management, Marketing, Management, Business, Economics, Finance

Dublin Institute of Technology

2010

Bachelor/Degree - UFR06, Gestion

Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I)

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